Tue, Apr 25|
THE LIU SHIMING ARTIST MELAINE BROCK: AFTERIMAGE
Melanie is honored to be among the inaugural recipients of the Liu Shiming Art Grant, awarded for the first time in 2023 to emerging artists. Afterimage, curated by Fran Kaufman, is her first New York solo gallery exhibition.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – May 12, 2023, 5:00 PM
TheBLANC Galllery, 15 E 40th St STE 200, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10016, USA
About the event
Aritst | Melanie Brock
Curator | Fran Kaufman
Honorary Sponsor | Liu Shiming Art Foundation
Opening reception | 6-8pm, April 27, Thursday
EXHIBITION DATE | 4.25 - 5.12.2023, 11am - 5pm, Or by appointment
Address | TheBLANC Gallery
15 E 40th Street, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10016
About the Artists
Melanie Brock, originally from Indiana, moved to Brooklyn last year to be at the center of the contemporary art world. Her work, mostly abstract painting, explores the relationship and effects of the built environment on a city’s inhabitants, and equally on how human presence affects our surroundings. Having moved from a small town to a busy and crowded city, she is acutely aware of the impact this change has had on her relationship to her environs; the city has become the lens through which she interprets and develops her layered and highly personal paintings. Each piece is created from observations and memories of an often-fleeting moment embedded as form, its energy manifest as color and motion.
Brock received a Master of Architecture in 2021 from Indiana University, where she was part of the inaugural cohort. During her master’s she participated in dual architectural and visual art studios for the duration of the program, ultimately deciding to pursue her career as a visual artist. Her work has been exhibited in Indiana and Pennsylvania over the past few years, and she participated in Gowanus Open Studios in 2022. Melanie is honored to be among the inaugural recipients of the Liu Shiming Art Grant, awarded for the first time in 2023 to emerging artists. Afterimage, curated by Fran Kaufman, is her first New York solo gallery exhibition. Later this year she will have a second solo at Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn.
Fran Kaufman is a partner in Kaufman Vardy Projects, an international consultancy focused on strategic marketing and curatorial practice as well as advising private and institutional clients. She was a partner in Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art in NYC for 17 years, and subsequently directed both palmbeach3 contemporary art fair and the first Houston Fine Art Fair. Fran has curated numerous projects in the US, Europe and Latin America and is a frequent lecturer and panelist on art market issues. She often writes about art for catalogues and other publications.
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 27 from 6-8PM at The Blanc Gallery at 15 East 40th Street, 2ndFloor. The exhibition will be open to the public from April 25 through May 12, Monday – Friday 11AM-5PM or by appointment.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Liu Shiming Art Foundation.